Imagine attending church with your family like you do each Sunday morning. Just a few minutes into service, a gunman enters the sanctuary. What can you do? You’re left defenseless in an enclosed area with no clear path to escape, and chaos is all around you. If there was a trained security team, could the situation be handled as orderly as possible?
Each and every church has one thing in common: they could all be made safer with security personnel. But security can only be as reliable as the communication tools they use. While communication tools, like two way radios, can be costly, people who already attend your church can be trained effectively as a volunteer security team to alleviate the cost.
Specifically, in larger churches, security can make services run smoothly with fewer distractions by relaying information back-and-forth on two way radios. Keeping in constant communication can ensure the attendees and pastoral staff remain safe. Using two way radios, the security team can stay informed on where the pastoral team is in the building, be made known of any situations that arise that could require back up, or communicate quickly about effective ways for a large crowd to enter or leave the sanctuary.
For effective communication at churches, Communications Associates recommends:
- Hytera PD602: This radio features an expanded frequency range of 400-527MHz, a dual mode (analog & digital) operation to ensure a smooth analog to digital migration, and supports One Touch features that comprise of preprogrammed text messages, voice calls and supplementary features.
- Hytera BD502: This radio supports both analog and digital modes on the same hardware, can detect the signal type when receiving a call, then automatically switches between analog mode and digital mode. Excellent audio quality comes from the DMR digital technology, which makes communication more reliable.
- Hytera BD302: This radio can support two voice calls simultaneously from DMR two time slots, is compliant with MIL-STD-810 G and IP54, and Based on TDMA technology, BD3 Series in digital mode can work up to 16 hours in 5-5-90 mode.
All three of the two way radios mentioned above support digital usage. Two way radios with digital capabilities offer greater efficiency, longer battery life, and a wider range, making digital radios a better choice in many situations.
If you have any questions about the radios we suggest for church security, or any other two way radios, give us a call! We’d be happy to help you.